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Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Humanities

Humanities is about what we think and do. In the past, now and in the future.

By thinking critically about our society, we can understand today's society better and address the challenges of the future. At Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, we do this based on a socially engaged and entrepreneurial attitude. Both we and our students also apply scientific knowledge outside the walls of the university.

What people think and do, thought and did can never be captured in a single discipline. That's why we work with other disciplines as well as internationally. Together, we can come up with creative solutions that contribute to a better world and a more sustainable future. Just one of the benefits of Humanities at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Brave New Climate

'Do we need to reshape our sense of humans' position in the natural world?'

What does literature, history or art have to do with the melting of the ice caps or the destruction of rainforests? That is a question posed by researcher and associate professor of English literature Kristine Steenbergh. Using materials that have been reused in Utrecht's Griftpark, she explains her question.

In the spotlight

About the faculty